My Beach Day Essentials: An Illustrated Guide


I’m not sure what the weather is like where you are, but in West Michigan it is HOTTTTT, with no sign of a cool-off this week. And there is only one place I want to go when it’s this hot: the beach. I’ve been beach day dreaming, all day every day, and my illustrations are proof.  So I put together an illustrated guide to my top beach day essentials and a round-up of my favorite four picks in each category.

Patterned Bikinis

If you can’t make it to the tropics, bring the tropics to you with botanical print two-pieces! Nothing says ‘vacation’ quite like a good palm leaf print!


Protect those precious eyes with a stylish, affordable pair of retro-style sunnies.


Slip-On Sandals

Easy on, easy off…because you’ll have your hands full, and the last thing you need is to be worrying about laces or buckles.


Straw Hats

Sun hats are 1 part style, 2 parts protection. I like them sturdy and wide-brimmed.


Straw Totes

A big straw beach bag is a necessity, and there have never been more great styles to choose from than now.


Beach Blankets

Beach towels so big and so soft, they’re more like blankets than towels.


Hope you enjoyed! Now, what’s your favorite way to stay cool during the summer?




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